Thank you and farewell, Michael Wilson!

At the beginning of his 2017 Torchbearers presidency, Michael Wilson wrote an open letter inviting the community to learn about the recent initiatives and successes of Torchbearers, to get to know the diverse membership we have, and to watch us grow as a team through shared experiences that our organization provided. Under Michael’s leadership, Torchbearers […]

Save the Date for our 15th Anniversary Celebration

Torchbearers will host an event to celebrate our 15th anniversary Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at The Tangier, 532 West Market Street, Akron. This public event is open to all members of the Greater Akron community. In addition to a state-of-the-organization address and seated dinner, we are pleased to announce that this year’s event will recognize Phil […]

Torchbearers log more than 2700 volunteer hours in 2017

As the year is coming to an end, Torchbearers this year were busy! In 2017, Torchbearers volunteered their time for a total of 2,796 hours. A variety of places were represented, as mentioned below. ACCESS Race to a New Start 5k and Jewelry Box ADM Recovery Challenge 5K Akron Children’s Hospital Have a Heart Radiothon […]

Torchbearers announces Class of 2018

After thoughtful consideration, 40 of Greater Akron’s emerging leaders have been selected from an exceptionally competitive field to join Torchbearers in 2018. Applicants endured a detailed process to be considered for membership including a written application as well as an interview by three current members of Torchbearers. The entire process, which was led by the […]

Activate Akron series encourages conversation, service opportunities in greater Akron

In April, the Community Impact committee launched Activate Akron – a series of exploratory conversations about Akron-related issues of interest to Torchbearers. The April topic was education in Akron, but recent topics have included social justice, behavioral health, and economic development. The goal of Activate Akron is to generate ideas and learn where Torchbearer membership […]

Torchbearers celebrates 11th annual AkRun & Crawl

Held Saturday, May 20 in the Merriman Valley, this year’s AkRun & Crawl drew hundreds of runners for the annual 5K race, which followed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Like last year, the event kicked off after dark following introductions from Torchbearers President Michael Wilson, as well as special guest, Akron City Council […]

Join us May 20 for AkRun & Crawl

The 11th Annual AkRun & Crawl will be held Saturday, May 20 at 9 p.m. This 5K race follows the scenic Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail through the Merriman Valley and is followed by pub crawl through the Valley Bar District. Like last year, this will be an after-dark glow run, complete with glowing […]